Division I - Biology, Chemistry, and Process Engineering
Division I comprises twenty KIT research institutes, the KIT Department of Chemistry and Biosciences and the KIT Department of Chemical and Process Engineering as well as the Helmholtz Research Field Information with P2 - Natural, Artificial and Cognitive Information Processing (NACIP) und P3 - Materials Systems Engineering (MSE).
Together we are focusing on our new research theme "Material and energy cycles in circular economy, life science engineering, process technology and digitalization". In this way, we research and teach the latest processes and methods of material and energy conversion for the circular economy and build a synergistic bridge to the life sciences. In terms of content, the size scales are addressed both theoretically and experimentally from nanogram synthesis to the near-industrial ton scale. All research in Division I is geared to the requirements of a resource-efficient data-based society.
Professor Dr. Andrea Robitzki has been Head of Division I since February 15th, 2020,
Prof. Dr. Andrea Robitzki
Material and energy circuits in circular economy, life science engineering, process technology and digitization
New Sorghum Variety Developed at KIT Shows Increased Sugar Accumulation and Can be Used for Energy and Materials Production – Scientists Report in Industrial Crops & Products.More
Research Alliance Develops New Methods for Screening and Cultivating Biotechnologically Promising Microorganisms.More
Interdisciplinary KIT research group develops and tests artificial scent identification using sensors based on novel material combinationsMore
KIT and the University of Hohenheim are conducting research in a joint pilot plant aimed at refining residual biomass to obtain new materials and energy carriers – a concept that closes cycles locallyMore
KIT and Partners Conduct Research into Inexpensive and Highly Efficient Thermal Storage Systems of the Next Generation.More
KIT Bundles Interdisciplinary Expertise in Two New Battery Competence Clusters.More
Scientists of KIT Use Advanced Methods with Hybrid Functionals for Analysis of Active Sites – Publication in Physical Review LettersMore